findaway findaway posted October 8th, 2008 at 4:07 pm to Etiquette. Viewed 279 times. Answered 23 times.

A woman at work wanna know where she can take pole dancing lesson for fitness purpose. So I wonder if anybody out there know any place that offer this kind of lesson. And she dont mind to pay for one to one lesson either so if you offer this kind of service or know anybody that do, please let me know. Surely you'll put a smile on certain lady out there!

grampsjp grampsjp posted April 18th, 2011 at 3:28 pm to Etiquette. Viewed 98 times. Answered 22 times.

I have but recently arrived in Vietnam and know little of Vietnamese culture.



















I have applied for a job at what I believe to be one of the better outfits in Hanoi. I was bewildered to find that despite more than thirty years of verified, referenced experience teaching TOEIC for major Japanese companies, a BA and and MA, CELTA and teacher registration in my home country, I was asked to do a demo lesson. I found this a bit over the top and refused as gracefully as possible. My question is, am I alone in thinking it reasonable that at least a modicum of 'professional' courtesy is a good thing ? Again, I may be guilty of some basic cultural misunderstanding here but is this kind of amateur behavior typical of Vietnam, or just Hanoi in general ? Thank God I wasn't applying for a surgical posi...

mhrunge mhrunge posted January 29th, 2008 at 10:13 pm to Etiquette. Viewed 112 times. Answered 6 times.

Sim cards?? Which company has the best price and coverage? I will arrive in Hanoi soon and need what options I have. Cheers

quinn quinn posted March 13th, 2011 at 9:35 pm to Etiquette. Viewed 148 times. Answered 4 times.

I'm returning to HN soon and have read that Hanoians are big fans of Orbit gums. The problem is I can't find them in the country that I currently stay, and wondered if there are any other things that can substitute them. Anybody know what's favored in Hanoi, I'd love to bring them as a token of appreciation to my friends over there!

qwerty qwerty posted December 20th, 2009 at 3:44 pm to Etiquette. Viewed 104 times. Answered 5 times.

Anybody else who recently have had problems with Mobifone? Today the strangest thing happened. I called a friend and talked with her some minutes when the call suddenly went quiet (as if the signal was gone) when the sound came back there was a vietnamese man in the other end, not my friend. Quite surprised I hanged up after hearing some 'Alo! Alo! Anh Dang a? ALO!' and called back to my friend. She wasn't redirected to somebody else phone call, but the call was just canceled. This cant be normal?!

Skyrider Skyrider posted July 20th, 2009 at 5:24 pm to Etiquette. Viewed 176 times. Answered 9 times.

HI! I'm looking for MMA,Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, kickboxing coaches/clubs in Hanoi. Does anybody know of any? EDIT ( September 21, 2009 ) : We found BJJ instructors. For more info visit: Hanoi BJJ

Tcavale Tcavale posted January 31st, 2011 at 3:29 am to Etiquette. Viewed 481 times. Answered 11 times.

I recently ran into a situation where I had no money other than a damaged 500,000 vnd note that was refused at a local restaurant. Should I begin to meticulously examine each note that makes its way into my hands before I use it? Does the bank replace damaged money?

honkytonk honkytonk posted June 30th, 2008 at 5:02 pm to Etiquette. Viewed 393 times. Answered 10 times.

does anyone know if it's possible to get protein powder in hanoi for use after a gym session?

alanak80 alanak80 posted February 2nd, 2010 at 9:18 am to Etiquette. Viewed 412 times. Answered 83 times.

Can anyone advise what is the standard TET $$ bonus for maid and driver. They are quite well paid as english speaking... Cheers

MissPride MissPride posted December 4th, 2008 at 11:07 am to Etiquette. Viewed 174 times. Answered 25 times.

I'll be back in Hanoi soon, and I'd like to avoid spending a high amount of dongs to get to the Hoan Kiem area. I've heard about taxi coupons, and I'd appreciate any information anyone might have on where I could obtain some at the airport? Thanks! :)

dibi dibi posted September 19th, 2009 at 8:39 pm to Etiquette. Viewed 367 times. Answered 34 times.

Is tay a bad word? (setting myself up here i guess) does it simply mean foreigner, white person or cracker? Or can it be used in varying ways? My wife gets the tay stamp more than i do for some reason. i feel left out, somehow. am i not tay enough for Vietnam? What gives? we scooter by, im driving but its like im not there and they 'tay, tay, tay' one another. clue please.

baconandeggs baconandeggs posted November 21st, 2010 at 5:41 pm to Etiquette. Viewed 124 times. Answered 10 times.

I have a bag full of 500, 1000 and 2000 VND notes accumulated over a long period of time. Does anyone know if the banks 'happily' convert these into larger VND denominations?

pagoda (elite user) pagoda posted January 7th, 2009 at 4:45 pm to Etiquette. Viewed 620 times. Answered 30 times.

we would like some suggestions for a gift we would like to give to our landlord for Tet, we want to buy a cherry blossoms tree and a blue pot to go with, is it appropriate? any faux pas we should avoid ? are the hampers supermarkets are selling a better idea ? ... confused. Our landlord is really a gem and we would not like to make a mistake.

Tamvong Tamvong posted February 20th, 2008 at 11:12 am to Etiquette. Viewed 444 times. Answered 21 times.

I've been invited to a wedding on Monday and would appreciate help on the level of gift I should take (I understand it should be money). It is my housekeeper who is the sister of a very good friend. I want to be generous but not embarrassingly so. Help!

baconandeggs baconandeggs posted August 15th, 2010 at 11:22 am to Etiquette. Viewed 127 times. Answered 7 times.

Does anyone know what is happening with VTV8? this was the channel that was being set up for the foreign and expat community

baconandeggs baconandeggs posted October 3rd, 2010 at 7:33 pm to Etiquette. Viewed 239 times. Answered 19 times.

I like listening to the radio on a radio and not from a PC. Can anyone advise me if they can pick up overseas stations such as BBC World service etc if so how?

jtyo jtyo posted August 10th, 2008 at 10:44 am to Etiquette. Viewed 131 times. Answered 5 times.

where can i find an older american/european bicycle? i have checked out the old "black market" area but could only find chinese or vietnamese bikes. i know bikes are sold on ba trieu as well, but those wont do... thanks in advance

baconandeggs baconandeggs posted April 21st, 2010 at 8:09 pm to Etiquette. Viewed 162 times. Answered 41 times.

Does any one know when the starfitness gym is opening at 'The Garden' shopping mall in My Dinh. There is a huge sign but no further info

Pete1 Pete1 posted August 2nd, 2008 at 1:35 pm to Etiquette. Viewed 548 times. Answered 9 times.

Hi, Would anyone know where to get a basic small hiking-tent in Hanoi? Are there any shops around that would sell equipment related to hiking at all? (Except the "russian shop".) Or maybe an army-shop, or something, with a tent for a whole division. Thanks

explodomac explodomac posted May 3rd, 2010 at 3:08 pm to Etiquette. Viewed 70 times. Answered 5 times.

A few months ago my partner and I moved to a small cheap apartment near the lake around Tay Ho. It's good for me as it's very close to work. In the house there are 8 people including the landlord and we are the only foreigners. Unfortunately today we've been informed by our landlord that we have to move within a month, apparently a police officer and someone from the department of Living Management came to say that we need to go as local residents feel we are complicating their lives by being here. That we should be in Foreigner Area with more suitable "living conditions" (as was translated) Now the landlord is a nice, intelligent and switched on young man and I trust him. What he's saying sounds like the truth, So I'm a little hurt actually as I've made an effort to be open and warm...

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